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Definition 1: cover with liquid; pour liquid onto - [verb of change]

Samples where douse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • souse water on his hot face

Synonyms for douse in the sense of this definition

(douse is a kind of ...) cause to become wet

"Wet your face"

(... is a kind of douse ) soak in brine

(... is a kind of douse ) make wet and dirty, as from rain

(... is a kind of douse ) soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments

"bate hides and skins"

(... is a kind of douse ) place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue

(... is a kind of douse ) irrigate with water from a sluice

"sluice the earth"

Definition 2: slacken - [verb of change]

Samples where douse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • douse a rope

Synonyms for douse in the sense of this definition

(douse is a kind of ...) make slack as by lessening tension or firmness

Definition 3: lower quickly - [verb of change]

Samples where douse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • douse a sail

(douse is a kind of ...) form into a cylinder by rolling

"Roll up the cloth"

Definition 4: immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate - [verb of contact]

Samples where douse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dip the garment into the cleaning solution
  • dip the brush into the paint

Synonyms for douse in the sense of this definition

(douse is a kind of ...) thrust or throw into

"Immerse yourself in hot water"

(... is a kind of douse ) dip into liquid

"sop bread into the sauce"

(... is a kind of douse ) dip into a liquid

"He dipped into the pool"

(... is a kind of douse ) dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid

Definition 5: dip into a liquid - [verb of motion]

Samples where douse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dipped into the pool

Synonyms for douse in the sense of this definition

(douse is a kind of ...) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

"dip the garment into the cleaning solution" "dip the brush into the paint"

Definition 6: wet thoroughly - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for douse in the sense of this definition

(douse is a kind of ...) cause to become wet

"Wet your face"

Definition 7: put out, as of a candle or a light - [verb of weather]

Samples where douse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Douse the lights

Synonyms for douse in the sense of this definition

(douse is a kind of ...) put out, as of fires, flames, or lights

"Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained" "quench the flames" "snuff out the candles"

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